Friday, July 7, 2017

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Introducing Carols of Christmas

Well welcome to you all today. We have a very special, super exciting hop for you today showing the early release of the ALL NEW Carols of Christmas Stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies. NEW PRODUCT!!! Oh Yeah!!! Even more exciting NEW CHRISTMAS PRODUCT!!!! Yay!!! Christmas in July!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrators can now order this bundle in the pre-order period and make a saving of 10% when they do. It's a great time to start planning your Christmas Card classes or even have a Christmas in July class. Nothing like getting that head start on your Christmas creations.

These products are so very versatile and they team up so well with the Christmas products available in the 2017 - 2018 Annual Catalogue. Get prepared for the launch of this new product for your customers when it is available on August 1st.

As a customer you will be able to get this Carols of Christmas bundle as of 1st August and you will be able to make further savings on this bundle by using your Bonus Days Coupons. Make sure you Pin and save all these ideas so you are ready to go when the set and thinlits are available to you.

 Just a warning I've got lots of pictures today so grab a cuppa and a biscuit/cookie/Tim Tam or two and get yourself comfortable.

I've gone with some gift box packaging ideas for you today showing the fabulousness of this gorgeous bundle with that Christmas in July feel. You can never have too many gift packaging ideas I say and these boxes are very generous in size so you can fit a decent sized gift in them.

The first box uses the Poinsettia card builder pieces to make the Vellum layer and then the Peace on Earth sentiment embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder for a fun and special look to make this more 'Chrismassy'. The Poinsettia card builder pieces are two Thinlit pieces that you place in each corner of your card, run it through the Big Shot to die cut and then you place them in the other corners and repeat the process to complete the look in each corner.

 Its accented with the Burlap trim, Basic Black Baker's Twine and the fabulous new Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments all from the Annual Catalogue. Love the mix of the Boxwood Wreaths with the trim. Gives a modern and trendy look and feel to the gift box.

The second box gave my Stamp-a-ma-jig a real workout that's for sure. I stamped the small deer image all over the Basic Black 12"x12" Cardstock using Whisper White Craft ink and then embossed each one using White Stampin' Emboss Powder. While this process took a little bit of time to do I think the results are fabulous and make for a fun and festive look.

This box has also been embellished with the Burlap, Basic Black Baker's Twine and the Boxwood Wreath Embellishments and I've also added a piece of DSP from the Annual Catalogue DSP Be Merry DSP.

The front panel was stamped also with Whisper White craft ink and embossed with White Stampin' Emboss powder like the box but I then sponged the Whisper White Craft ink over the Basic Black panel for that Chalkboard look. All adorned with the little Holly image coloured with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers, both from the Regals Stampin' Write Markers, to get the two coloured look.

I put the Stamp-a-ma-jig to work again for this box. There are two parts to each stamped image the 'wreath' comes from the Lots of Love stamp set. While the wreath had the words 'Thinking of You' in the centre of it, I used Washi tape to cover over the words when inking up the image and then removed the tape when stamping the image down to mask out the words. Once all the wreaths were stamped I then used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the Holly image in the centre of each wreath.  My Stamp-a-ma-jig has never been used so much in its life. Back to it's hiding place for another two years! Ha! Again this took a little bit of time bit I'm loving the look of the two images stamped together.

All finished off with so Burlap Trim, Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon and some Basic Black Baker's Twine. And again a chalkboard 'Deck the Halls' gift tag. It's making me wish it was closer to Christmas to put these under the tree.

Here are some more pictures to give a bit more of a close up of each box.

Here is as side picture of the boxes to show how deep the boxes are.  The finished boxes measure at 6 x 6 x 3″ (15 x 15 x 7.5cm) so they are a fabulous size for those gifts that are just that little bit bigger and need a special gift box to go with it.

I hope that I've inspired you with this new Carols of Christmas and Card Front Builder bundle. Make sure as a demonstrator you get it now or as an avid Stampin' Up! customer you have this on your wish list ready to go come August 1st!

 Just a reminder that these products are available to demonstrators only from 1st - 31st July and available to customers from 1st August. If you’re a customer and you just can’t wait, talk to your demonstrator about joining their team (or for information on joining in Australia, click here) and you can get it early too!

Now on the super amazing and wonderfully talented Shannon Lane in Canada for more inspirational and jaw dropping ideas.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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146036Carols of Christmas Bundle (wood-mount)$90.75
146037Carols of Christmas Bundle (clear-mount)$78.25
144674Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies$52.00
144801Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (wood-mount)$49.00
144804Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (clear-mount)$35.00


  1. You're unbelievable! What a great job! All projects are an eye-catcher! So beautiful!

  2. Rochelle, your are amazing! Those boxes are gorgeous, and when I read how you made them, I appreciated their beauty even more :) Truly Artisan work!

  3. These are amazing! I love the look with the crumb cake, black, and white! And holy SAMJ! You're my new hero ;-)

  4. I just can't tell you how much your beautiful wrapping ideas have inspired me. I love everything about them and they are such a great way to demonstrate how to use this set in a unique way. Amazeballs Rochelle!! ♥

  5. Wow, your boxes are absolutely stunning Rochelle! Your created DSP is amazing and well worth the effort it took. Here was me trying to resist this set until the Occasions Catty release.....xx

  6. Ok- so I really need you to help me with Christmas wrapping! These are absolutely amazing! I LOVE the one with the's beautiful!

  7. Les boîtes sont toutes superbes ! J'aime la dominante noire et blanche et son gui ! Le mélange des ruban jute et miroitant, c'est tellement... loin de mes teintes pour Noël et si beau à la fois ! Bravo !

  8. Wow, Rochelle - utterly gorgeous! Your patience with the creative process really paid off; your boxes are stunning.

  9. Wowzers! They are all beautiful but that reindeer one is a show stopper!

  10. All I can say is WOW!!!!! These are beautiful!


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